Five College Buddhist Studies Certificate Program

Regularly Offered Courses

The Dalai Lama and Certificate Students during His Holiness's visit to Smith College, Spring 2007.


Partial List of Buddhist Studies Courses Offered in Recent Years:

NOTE: This listing does not include language courses on each campus that you might be interested in.

Sue Darlington, Hampshire College
SS (100-level): Buddhism and Society in Asia (co-taught with Ryan Joo)
SS 277: Socially Engaged Buddhism

Jay Garfield, Smith College
Phil. 252: Buddhist Studies: Madhyamaka and Yogacara
Phil. 260: Hermeneutics: Meaning and Interpretation

Peter Gregory, Smith College
Rel 260: Intro to Buddhist Thought
Rel 263a: Zen (in China & Japan)
Rel 263b: Zen (in America)
Rel 266: Buddhism in America
Rel 360: Seminar in Buddhist Studies

Maria Heim, Amherst College
REL 152/ASCL 152: Introduction to Buddhist Traditions
REL 352/ASCL 352: Buddhist Ethics
REL 253/ASCL 253: Theravada Buddhism
REL 252/ASCL 252: Buddhist Life Writing

Jamie Hubbard, Smith College
Rel 271 Buddhism in Contemporary Japan
Rel 270 Buddhism in Pre-Modern Japan
Rel 110 Buddhism, Politics, and Society (The Politics of Enlightenment)
Rel 290 Chinese Buddhist Texts
Rel 360 Enlightenment 101 (seminar)
Rel 110 Poetry as Contemplation

Ryan Joo, Hampshire College
HACU 249: Introduction to the Buddhist Meditation Tradition 
HACU 222: Introduction to Chinese Religions 
HACU (250-300 level): Buddhism During the Colonial Period
HACU 323: When East Meets West and Vice Versa: Buddhism During the Colonial Period

Susanne Mrozik, Mount Holyoke College
REL 326 Buddhism in the Pioneer Valley
REL 263 Intro to Buddhism
REL 241 Women and Buddhism
REL 267 Buddhist Lit from Ginsberg to Gautama
REL 267 Heroes, Heroines, and Villains: An Intro to Buddhist Ethics

Andy Rotman, Smith College
REL 275: Religious History of India: Ancient to Medieval
REL 276: Religious History of India: Medieval to Modern

Reiko Sono, UMass Amherst
JAPANESE 197C Intro to Japanese Religion